2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh breaks for the Royal Military Tattoo 2017

Prepare to be dazzled by music, action and colour with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Breaks in August 2017

book nowEnjoy Scotland’s world famous military tattoo with pipe bands, Scottish dancing as well as a dash of the unexpected (an event which has been taking place here, in Edinburgh Castle, for almost 70 years) with our 2017 Edinburgh Tattoo Tickets and hotel accommodation packages.

Set against the magnificent back-drop of Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh’s world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has an electric atmosphere, buzzing with visitors from across the globe all there to take part in this momentous event.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Photo credit: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Tattoo is a spine-tingling event which will include pipers, drummers, singers and dancers including the world-famous Massed Pipes and Drums. Every year the Tattoo begins with a vivid and intense display of traditional values to the stirring sounds of ‘Dumbarton’s Drums’, ‘All the Blue Bonnets are over the Border’, ‘The Garb of Old Gaul’ and of course ‘The Skye Boat Song’ and, in a moment of calm, the Tattoo closes with the haunting presence of the Lone Piper on the Castle ramparts.

Finally the skies above erupt with a jaw-dropping display of pyrotechnics – the Edinburgh Tattoo’s finale firework display.

Since it first took place in 1950 over 12 million people have travelled to Edinburgh to see the spectacular that is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience this truly breathtaking event.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017

Every year the Edinburgh Military Tattoo brings together a rich variety of cultures and heritage from across the globe and showcases impressive military precision, striking music and a whole host of entertainment.

The Tattoo Celebrates

In 2017 The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo embraces a colourful theme, Splash of Tartan, playing host to a stunning array of performers from all points of the compass as they set sail with the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines to celebrate the history, heritage and colour of Scotland’s global family – both near and far.

In 2017, clan members from around the world will get the chance to parade on the castle esplanade at the opening of each performance and members of the audience are encouraged to wear their own tartan and, where possible, to book a performance where their clan is represented – which will help make the 2017 Tattoo one of the most visually stunning tattoos ever!

2017 Edinburgh Tattoo Packages

Each year we have enjoyed a choice of fantastic Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Breaks and this year we are lucky enough to be featuring best seats in our two night/three day breaks and one night breaks, including cheaper seats, for midweek dates. As these seats usually get snapped up pretty quickly we would advise you to book sooner rather than later! If you are interested in more Royally themed short breaks including Royal Edinburgh, check out Royal Breaks

Our breaks include tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo, accommodation and breaksfast for the relevent number of nights. Our two night packages also include dinner on one night and service. Our two night 4 star breaks start at £309 per person and include VAT at 20% whilst our one night midweek breaks start at just £119 per person.

We have Edinburgh Tattoo packages with different arrivals throughout the week

Four Star Packages with top price seats for the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo with accommodation at the lovely 4 star Crown Plaza Royal Terrace Hotel, with excellent facilities including a lovely bar and restaurant, a pool and a gym, just the other side of Calton Hill. Further information on the hotel can be found by clicking on “Book Now” above.

Use your Tattoo Break to check out the Edinburgh Festival.

During August, Edinburgh is also home to a series of high profile festivals including the biggest arts festival in the world: The Edinburgh Fringe. Make sure you save a bit of time to see some great performances or just explore the streets and experience the unique atmosphere.

My Recommendation?

Don’t just stay for one night!

More information

Where is the Tattoo?
Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill
Edinburgh
EH1 2NG

How do I get there?
Nationa-rail 50x50Nearest Train station to the Edinburgh Castle is ….Edinburgh Waverley StationWhen can I see it?

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo runs from 4th to 26th August 2017

What time does the show start?
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 21:00; Saturday at 19:30 and 22:30 (please confirm start times with the organisers on the day)

Venue Facilities

Theatre has facilities for the hard of hearingTheatre has facilities for those in need of help with access

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